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#Fitness

# fitness - Monday 29 June, 2020

Getting back into your 'new normal' gym routine

David Last shares his dos and don’ts as Ireland’s gyms and fitness clubs reopen.

# fitness - Thursday 25 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The programme for government is like a visit from Santa for cyclists Opinion

Opinion: The programme for government is like a visit from Santa for cyclists

Cycling advocate Martina Callanan says now is the time to embrace cycling as the answer to so many modern lifestyle problems.

# fitness - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Warm up, change up: Complement your summer running routine

David Last gives some pointers on how to make the most of the outdoor space within 5km of your home.

# fitness - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Simple tips for looking after your mental health while at home

David Last’s advice to help you get through the next few weeks.

# fitness - Saturday 11 April, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Roz Purcell shares her routine, recipes and tips for staying positive during Covid-19 isolation Saturday Serving

Roz Purcell shares her routine, recipes and tips for staying positive during Covid-19 isolation

The cookery author says focusing on nutrition and wellbeing is helping her handle the changes.

# fitness - Friday 3 April, 2020

The best ways to keep your fitness plans going from home

David Last gives his tips on staying active during lockdown.

# fitness - Saturday 21 March, 2020

The 5 Ss for healthy social distancing

David Last’s advice on how to keep your mind and body fit and healthy.

# fitness - Friday 20 March, 2020

'When this all passes over, what will you look back on and wish you had done?'

Keeping your body and mind healthy is even more imperative now that we are staying at home. We speak to some fitness experts.

# fitness - Sunday 15 March, 2020

Working out from home: tips to keep you in shape during the shutdown

David Last provides some simple tips to keep you on track over the days and weeks ahead.

# fitness - Monday 27 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Half of primary school students unable to kick a ball properly, study finds Basic Skills

Half of primary school students unable to kick a ball properly, study finds

Half of children studied were found to be unable to kick a ball properly.

# fitness - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

The Cork ultra runner targeting 32 marathons in 32 counties in 32 days

Conor O’Keeffe will start his Herculean task on 1 April with 32 pounds on his back, removing one pound each day. For him, it symbolises the weight of depression and his battle with that burden.

# fitness - Monday 30 December, 2019

From measurable momentum with Leinster to shaping the future of the Lionesses

Wickow man Peter Tierney moved away from the heavyweights in his native province to work with the English FA.

# fitness - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Running the Dublin City Marathon this Sunday? Here are some last-minute tips and advice

Personal trainer David Last returns with some tips for the big day.

# fitness - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

'We're told we need a massive chest and washboard abs': The rise of steroids - and the unspoken dangers

Experts explain why using unprescribed drugs to get ‘the perfect body’ can cause serious health problems.

# fitness - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

The fascination with fitness technology and whether it helps us hit our goals

Personal trainer David Last has seen clients invest in GPS watches and food-tracking apps without first mastering the basics.

# fitness - Monday 25 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: There is a wonder-drug that all schools should be prescribing Opinion

Opinion: There is a wonder-drug that all schools should be prescribing

Exercise should be viewed as medicine. Indeed, if exercise could be prescribed as a pill, it would be the most prescribed drug on the planet, writes Professor Niall Moyna.

# fitness - Monday 4 February, 2019

Core, mobility and weight training - 4 tips to help your running in 2019

Personal trainer David Last has worked with runners of all ages and abilities.

# fitness - Thursday 17 January, 2019

The dos and don'ts of maintaining a sensible fitness plan in 2019

Personal trainer David Last on why we shouldn’t dive in head first during January.

# fitness - Thursday 3 January, 2019

New Year, New You: 5 tips to get your fitness goals up and running

Personal trainer David Last offers his January advice.

# fitness - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

'The kind of woman I want to be': Blazing a trail to show fitness and pregnancy can be combined

Moire O’Sullivan kept track of all the little battles she had to take on to return to her sport after pregnancy.

# fitness - Monday 24 December, 2018

'My body doesn't know what's hit it, core muscles that drifted apart in pregnancy are being forcibly reunited'

Moire O’Sullivan wasn’t ready to give up her love for adventure racing after pregnancy.

# fitness - Friday 21 December, 2018

The best last-minute presents to get the fitness fanatic in your life

Gym gear, fitness watches and personal trainer vouchers are all on this year’s list.

# fitness - Monday 17 December, 2018

5 tips to help you enjoy the Christmas period without falling off the fitness wagon

David Last’s message is clear – enjoy the holiday period but there are ways to ensure you don’t undo all your hard work from earlier in the year.

# fitness - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

A checklist to help you enjoy December but not undo all your hard work

‘It’s important to unwind mentally and physically over the Christmas period,’ writes personal trainer David Last.

# fitness - Friday 9 November, 2018

Christmas is coming! Tips to ensure you stay on track ahead of the festive period

Personal trainer David Last has seen clients undo hard work during the party season, but there are ways to limit the damage.

# fitness - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Complaint against breast massage ad upheld after it claimed to reduce risk of cancer ASAI

Complaint against breast massage ad upheld after it claimed to reduce risk of cancer

The text also claimed that a breast massage could increase the size of breasts and prevent sagging.

# fitness - Saturday 27 October, 2018

'I didn't know what lymphoma was. So I said to him: 'Is it serious?''

Roscommon-man Colin Farrell was diagnosed with cancer when he was 22. Tomorrow he will attempt to run his first ever marathon in Dublin.

'The city we grew up in, the city we know so well, showcased at its beautiful best'

Ahead of his second Dublin Marathon, Ryan Bailey on a burgeoning lifelong love affair with the event.

# fitness - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

'Don't experiment on race day' - Planning your final preparations for the Dublin Marathon Tie Your Laces This post contains videos

'Don't experiment on race day' - Planning your final preparations for the Dublin Marathon

Race director Jim Aughney joins us to talk through the best prep, what to expect on the day and the best recovery techniques once the race is over.

The last-minute advice you need for Sunday's Dublin Marathon

David Last has trained clients to achieve their marathon goals for years, and here he outlines his top tips for the days ahead.

# fitness - Friday 19 October, 2018

5 problems that most people face when they start a new fitness programme

David Last talks us through some frequent traits when it comes to mobility, movement and nutrition.

# fitness - Thursday 18 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Children need to learn the importance of exercise from their parents' Health

Opinion: 'Children need to learn the importance of exercise from their parents'

The most important message parents can give their children is that any form of activity is better than nothing at all, writes Dr Sarah Kelly.

# fitness - Friday 28 September, 2018

4 top tips to help you look after your fitness while on the go

“If it’s important to you, then you will make it happen,” writes personal trainer David Last.

# fitness - Friday 21 September, 2018

Fuelling for a marathon: 'Nailing your preparation is powerful for confidence'

Leinster Rugby and Dublin GAA nutritionist Daniel Davey on what to eat before, during and after 26.2 gruelling miles.

# fitness - Monday 17 September, 2018

'No matter how much you've trained, you're plagued with self-doubt'

With six weeks to go until the 2018 Dublin Marathon, The42′s Ryan Bailey is preparing to compete in the capital for the second time.

# fitness - Friday 14 September, 2018

The fitness industry is booming in Ireland, but why are we fatter than ever before?

Personal trainer David Last wonders why all of the hype surrounding exercise and healthy living isn’t reducing our waistlines.

# fitness - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

'It turns out training hard in the gym gets results, not magic movements'

Personal trainer Dean Merton outlines his top tips for getting back into the swing of things this Autumn.

# fitness - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Getting back to business after summer - 5 tips to help ease you back into the gym

Personal trainer David Last on how we can reset our goals heading towards the final part of the year.

# fitness - Sunday 19 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Skip leg day because your DNA says so: Hear about the future of fitness in our latest podcast Future Stories

Skip leg day because your DNA says so: Hear about the future of fitness in our latest podcast

From DNA tests to exercise pills, this is what staying in shape could look like in a few decades time.

# fitness - Friday 17 August, 2018

Why choosing the right form of training is key to achieving your fitness goals

Quality over quantity is so important, writes personal trainer David Last.

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